Ontario reports a total of 4,301 new coronavirus cases over past 2 days

Ontario reported a total of 4,301 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past two days, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 169,411.

The province published two days’ worth of coronavirus data Saturday morning; data wasn’t published on Friday as it was Christmas.

There were 2,159 new cases on Friday and 2,142 new cases on Saturday.

Eighty-one additional deaths have been reported over the past two days — 43 on Friday and 38 on Saturday — raising the provincial death toll to 4,359.

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Testing data wasn’t immediately available for both days.

“There are 541 new cases in Toronto, 344 in Peel, 262 in York Region, 136 in Hamilton and 131 in Windsor-Essex,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said of Saturday’s data.

“Ontario’s provincewide shutdown is in effect as of 12:01 a.m. today. All Ontarians are advised to stay home as much as possible and limit trips outside of your home to necessities.”

More to come.

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